In May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a recognition that comes at an especially challenging time for our communities, with the continuation of anti-Asian acts of hate and violence.
On Sunday, April 17, a coalition of labor, faith, and community organizations and Supervisor Gordon Mar brought together hundreds of people in the Sunset District for a peaceful rally and march along the car-free Upper Great Highway in a powerful demonstration against hate and violence targeting the AAPI communities.
The horrific massacre of eight people in Atlanta last month, which targeted Asian women in their places of work, was a hate crime rooted in the dehumanization of women and AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) people.
San Francisco officially entered the red tier in the state re-opening framework, allowing additional activities and businesses to resume recently …
As we ring in the Year of the Ox, we’re hopeful for health and wellness in the year to come. Last year we held the Sunset’s first neighborhood-wide Lunar New Year celebration, and while we wish we could have gathered together again this year, we’re celebrating all the same.
Nearly $500,000 was allocated in February by San Francisco supervisors, acting as the county’s regional transportation authority, for the Great Highway Outer Sunset Traffic Management Project.
Letter to the Editor: Sunset Community Alliance Assoc. Against Irving St. Affordable Housing Project
I am writing on behalf of the SF Sunset Community Alliance Association to highlight the facts and reality of the situation about the construction of the colossal affordable housing buidling at 2550 Irving St. in the mid-Sunset.
“If Supervisor Mar truly cares about families, why does he consistently support actions that make it more difficult and expensive for anyone who must drive a vehicle?”
We appreciate you engaging with the community to make this affordable housing a success, and we would appreciate it if you could share the community’s reasonable concerns with the press next time you speak with them, including how you’re planning to engage with us to address them.
For decades, the Sunset District has lost more affordable housing than it has built. This isn’t just a statistic, it’s the stories of thousands of our neighbors being displaced, and many on the brink.
I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Mar to gain insight on his job as supervisor, his battle with coronavirus in July of 2020, and his plans to run for supervisor once more.
Through all the challenges, tragedies and opportunities that 2020 brought us, it brought out the best in our community in many ways.
Under the leadership of Mayor London Breed, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has selected Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) to build and develop 100% affordable housing at 2550 Irving St. for families.
With the holiday season upon us, we are all craving a sense of comfort, familiarity and normalcy. We want to see our family and friends, share meals and be together. But these aren’t normal times, and this new surge is the most dangerous we’ve seen since the earliest days of the pandemic.
Mar developed the Sunset Forward initiative as a community-centered way to directly gather input from District 4 residents. Their concerns, Mar explained, will help him prioritize the work he will do with other city agencies to address common concerns.